Beyond the Psalms, Into the Messianic Age of Redemption, "The Psalms of Asaf" by Dr. Robert Lehton
The Psalms of Asaf are the twelve psalms numbered 50 and 73 - 83 of the Book of Psalms. The "Asafite priests" had a pre-exilic role to provide musically-based induced prophecy, and also had a post-exilic role singing praise to G-d. Asaf was appointed by the Levites to serve as a Temple musician, which means, "to sing joyful songs, accompanied by musical instruments." In 1st Chronicles 16:5, we learn that Asaf served as the chief of the musicians, or the minister of music, during King David's reign. Asaf was David's music director and probably wrote much of the original, now lost, music for David's Psalms, but much more importantly, he wrote twelve Psalms. He wrote more of the Bible than Peter, James, Jude, Jonah, Amos, Micah, Joel, Malachi, Zephaniah, Habakkuk, Nahum, Haggai, or Obadiah.
However, each time Asaf struggled, he returned to the truth that the Sovereign LORD was his refuge in the midst of life's swirling adversities (73:28). He clung to G-d's rock-solid faithfulness: "it is G-d who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another." (75:7) And it is G-d who promised, "Open wide your mouth and I will fill it." (81:10) G-d wants to feed us knowledge and have such information be applied with His wisdom.
This is volume five of seven studies on the Book of Psalms and will be a launching pad of God's grace, love, and redemption to mankind "Beyond the Psalms, Into the Messianic Age of Redemption" is an exegesis study of man's deepest yearning for redemption and restoration of his body, soul, and spirit.
Tehillim is the Hebrew name for the Book of Psalms found in today's Bible.
- Introduction to the Tehillim
- Inspiration and Composition of the Tehillim
- Asaf the Choir Leader for King David
- Tehillim 50
- Tehillim 73 through Tehillim 83
Dr. Lehton is a pastor, bible teacher, composer, and musician, who has studied the Book of Psalms over his 45-year history of ministry. He reads the complete Book of Psalms and Proverbs monthly, which impacts his counseling and teaching ministries. He is the founder of Servant Air Ministries, Inc and several other ministries. He loves singing and composing hymns based on the deep impact that the Book of Psalms has on man's need for redemption and salvation. He has practiced in the mental health arena for the past 45 years.
He holds a two-year Master's Degree (MRE) and also a post-doctorate Educational Specialist degree (Ed.S.) from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He likewise holds a doctorial degree in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from the Florida Institute of Technology.